Thursday, February 18, 2016

SNOWBOUND WITH THE PACK by Laura Welling Interview & Giveaway


She’s a hero, haunted by her past.


Title: Snowbound with the Pack

Author: Laura Welling

Series: The Cursed Pack #2

Genre: Paranormal/Shifter Romance

Release Date: February 16, 2016

Publisher: Self-Published

Print Length: 20K

Format: Digital


Novie helped save the Alpha’s family from the Big Sky Pack’s enemies, but the cost tore her soul. Now, she’s haunted by the memories of her friends’ deaths. To hide that she’s losing her mind, she moves to the outskirts of the Pack’s territory, with only her music and ghosts for company.

Kyle is the Pack’s newest lieutenant, and it’s his job to check on remote wolf families. Intrigued by Novie, he tries to learn her secrets, but she keeps them under ice.

When Novie and Kyle are trapped together in a blizzard, her nightmares turn to reality.

Can she trust again, or is her heart frozen as the depth of a Montana winter

Available at: Amazon

1. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
I’ve always written (since I could write!), so I’ve always been a writer, if that makes sense. It’s like breathing.

2. How long does it take you to write a book?
I know this is a terrible answer but it depends. This book, Snowbound With The Pack, took about a month, but it’s a novella, so that’s not typical.

3. What is your work schedule like when you're writing?
I squeeze writing in wherever I can. I write in short fifteen minute sprints, for example, at lunchtime or while I’m waiting somewhere. It has to be that way because I have an intense day job, a family, and a farm!

4. What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
I really like to subvert classic plots and love to surprise the reader. Sometimes I surprise myself with a plot twist, and have to write myself out of a corner.

5. How do books get published?
The Cursed Pack series is indie published, so I write and edit it, get it professionally edited, commission a cover, format it, upload it, and away we go!

6. Where do you get your information or ideas for your books?
Ideas tend to bounce into my head at the oddest times, like when I’m driving or half-asleep. I’m an information addict, so I’m interested in everything, and sometimes ideas just gel together out of various sources. I am so thankful for the internet.

7. When did you write your first book and how old were you?
I was four! It was called “Vater the Villain” and it was about a spy, who was one of the bad guys. It also starred his cousin, named, appropriately, Cousin. I like to say it was a graphic novel—it was mostly pictures, but their adventures filled an entire notebook.

8. What do you like to do when you're not writing?
Spend time with family, ride our horses, play with our dogs, read, travel…and sometimes sleep when I can fit it in.

9. What does your family think of your writing?
They’re always excited to see new books come out!

10. What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?
That writing for publication is harder than writing to please yourself!

11. How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?
I have three published fiction books so far, and two technical books. I also have a whole drawer full of manuscripts that will probably never see the light of day. I think Talent To Burn, which was my first published novel, will always have a special place in my heart because it was the first.

12. Do you have any suggestions to help me become a better writer? If so, what are they?
Read widely, across many genres. Find a good critique partner. And write as often as you can. Practice makes perfect, or something.

13. Do you hear from your readers much? What kinds of things do they say?
On this series, they mostly ask me when Gaelan is going to get his own book. That’s actually the next one in the series, and I’m writing it now.

14. Do you like to create books for adults?

15. What do you think makes a good story?
Interesting characters, novel worldbuilding, and a twisty plot.

16. As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?
It varied a lot, but included being a writer, a veterinarian, or a journalist, depending on what I was obsessed with at the time.

17. What would you like my readers to know?

I loved writing Snowbound With The Pack, and I hope you enjoy it!

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Three years ago, Annie had a three-day fling in Cancun with a handsome stranger, Dash. Two years ago, she gave birth to his son. Now, Annie’s son is fading away with a mysterious illness, and she must seek help from his father, who doesn’t know he exists. But Dash has news for her: first, he’s a werewolf; second, he’s about to be crowned their king; and third, their son has been touched by an ancient curse.

Available at: Amazon

Praise for Heir To The Pack:

Heir to the Pack has it chases, murders, curses, crazy twists, sexy werewolves, and one cute little kid. I found myself captivated by the story and unable to put it down.” - Amazon reviewer

I enjoyed it so much that I have added the author to my must read authors' list.” – Goodreads reviewer

Heir To The Pack is a poignant romance that is full of emotional depth, tough choices, strength in overcoming desperate odds, and finding friends in odd places. TRULY MAGICAL AND HEARTWRENCHING!!” – Addicted to Romance

If you love shifters then this is a pack you’ll want to discover. Definitely recommend this for paranormal romance readers, it’s hot, sexy with a good story and engaging characters.” – Keeper Bookshelf

The characters were compelling and the plot is edgy, suspenseful, and downright sexy. The writing comes to together beautifully and I fell in love with this story and the romance. I can't wait to see where else the author will take me in future books!” – Marie’s Tempting Reads

A fast-paced, well written book. The story drew me in from the very beginning and I didn't want to put it down.” – Night Owl Reviews

About Laura Welling:

I write urban fantasy and paranormal romance. I’m not yet published in novel-length fiction, but I’m working on it. I’m a member of Romance Writers of America; Maryland Romance Writers; the Fantasy, Futuristic, and Paranormal chapter of RWA; and Kiss of Death, the romantic suspense chapter of RWA.

I’m a writer, but I wear a lot of other hats: mother, farmer, engineer. I’m Australian but I live in the United States, in an old farmhouse on a horse farm, which I share with my husband, my daughter, a dog, various cats, horses, and chickens.

I have another life as a software engineer, and I also write technical books.

Connect with Laura:  Website | Facebook | Twitter Goodreads | Amazon

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